Latest News for: Maritime claims

Edit

Japan, Canada gravely concerned over East China Sea

Beijing News 14 Jun 2021
Japan controls the Senkaku Islands, however, China and Taiwan continue to claim them ... In February, China enacted a law that permits its coast guards to destroy other countries' structures and use force when defending Beijing's maritime claims in disputed areas, leading to criticism from several countries, including the Philippines and Vietnam.
Edit

Vietnam expands its maritime militia amid tensions in South China Sea

Yahoo Daily News 13 Jun 2021
Amid rising tensions over the South China Sea, Vietnam is expanding its maritime militia off the southern coast, reported Nikkei Asia. Vietnam launched a new squadron -- the Permanent Maritime Militia Unit -- on Wednesday in Kien Giang, the country's southwesternmost province.
Edit

Japan, Canada 'gravely concerned' over attempts to shift East China Sea's status quo

Yahoo Daily News 13 Jun 2021
In February, China enacted a law that permits its coast guards to destroy other countries' structures and use force when defending Beijing's maritime claims in disputed areas, leading to criticism from several countries, including the Philippines and Vietnam.
Edit

Philippine President Puts Gag Order On Government Over South China Sea

OWP 13 Jun 2021
Today, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Indonesia each hold maritime claims to territory within the boundaries established by the 1973 U.N ... The Chinese government frequently ignores the EEZ and bases its claims off of the discredited nine-dash line, which encompasses roughly 90 percent of the South China Sea.
Edit

Competition Heats Up in a Melting Arctic

The Maritime Executive 13 Jun 2021
Russia is now attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed for its territory ... That includes determining how countries can claim parts of the seabed ... will be forced to rely on customary international law to pursue any maritime claims, which weakens its international legal position in contested waters, including the Arctic and the South China Sea.
Edit

Union calls for release of Darwin port workers quarantined in 'bureaucratic overreaction'

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 13 Jun 2021
The maritime union is demanding the release of 13 port workers from mandatory quarantine, rejecting the claim the workers breached COVID safety rules ... .
Edit

The Philippine Baselines Law

Manila Standard Today 13 Jun 2021
“By establishing a new baseline, it serves as official notice to all states of the extent of the limits of Philippine maritime zones ... This means that each group of islands is entitled to claim its own maritime zones, and are not enclosed within the archipelagic baseline.
Edit

Esperon asks Filipinos on Independence Day: Are you joining govt's fight for PH territory?

Manila Bulletin 12 Jun 2021
According to Esperon, the commemoration of the Philippine Rise and the celebration of the 123rd Independence Day were crucial in promoting marine conservation and constructively re-asserting the country’s sovereign rights on the maritime region ... to the claim, Esperon said.
Edit

Iran's ploy to evade US Navy: Islamic Republic will claim tanker 'carrying fast attack craft ...

The Daily Mail 11 Jun 2021
Iranian state TV released footage on Thursday of the two vessels in the Atlantic Ocean with the outlet claiming they are currently more than 500 miles off the coast of Angola. Undated photos obtained by maritime outlet USNI News on Thursday showed Makran - the converted oil-tanker - riding particularly low in the water.
Edit

US military gets 'laser focused' on keeping up with China

CNN 11 Jun 2021
JUST WATCHED ... Flashpoints include the South China Sea, where Beijing has built and fortified man-made islands and deployed large fleets of so-called maritime militia, and the democratically controlled island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its sovereign territory and around which it has increasingly moved military hardware over the past year ... .
Edit

The politics of Japan’s Taiwan vaccine donation

Al Jazeera 11 Jun 2021
In recent years, Beijing has become increasingly assertive in the Asia Pacific region, showcasing its military might in the East China Sea and the South China Sea to back its maritime and territorial claims in the disputed seas. Taiwan, which also lays claim to the South China Sea, has also felt the heat from Beijing.
Edit

Palace sets review of baselines law to give teeth to Hague ruling

Manila Standard Today 10 Jun 2021
... excessive claims over the disputed territory ... On Monday, Jardeleza said his proposed law, titled “Philippine Maritime Features of the West Philippine Sea Act,” aims to specifically name and identify the maritime features in WPS claimed or occupied by the country.
Edit

We've got your back: Japan throws its support behind Australia and blasts China's 'illegal territorial ...

The Daily Mail 10 Jun 2021
... Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls Diaoyu ... 'We express our objections to China's maritime claims and activities that are inconsistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),' the Australian-Japanese joint statement said.
Edit

Japan to protect Australian naval ships under new security setup

Asahi News 10 Jun 2021
... to deal with maritime advances by China in the East China and South China seas ... The statement said Japan and Australia “express our objections to China’s maritime claims and activities that are inconsistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).”.
Edit

China moves forward in soft power struggle for SE Asia

Asiatimes 10 Jun 2021
Remarkably, the US has failed to take full advantage of China’s diplomatic “own goals” – its incursions into Indonesia’s EEZ, its massing of fishing boats in the Philippines’ EEZ, and its maritime provocations of Malaysia and Vietnam in their claimed waters.
×